Picasso Moon, Jack A Roe, It's All Over Now, High Time*, If The Shoe Fits, Lazy River Road, Easy Answers, Deal Eyes Of The World-> Women Are Smarter-> Samba In The Rain-> He's Gone-> Jam-> Jerry & drummers-> Jerry-> Jam-> (Jerry left for a little bit, then came back out), China Doll**-> Sugar Magnolia, E: Lucy in the Sky
Set 2 only; SBD > ?> C4> CD> SHN via Billy Schools encoded by Peter Braverman
October 11, 2015 Subject:
If you're* going to take time to put asterisks** next to sings, please include the reason! Thank you
July 14, 2015 Subject:
Has it really been over 20 years?
Since getting back from Chicago, I've been listening to more of the post-Brent shows I caught. Not really sure why. Nostalgia? To see if they were really less about the music and more about getting together with friends I'd gone to shows with since the 70's? Or just because it's an era I've tended to avoid revisiting? Whatever the case, some of it has been eye opening. First, other than Giants Stadium 2014, nothing from 2014 even hinted at the impending crash and burn of 2015. Second, even very mediocre shows such as this had some flashes of brilliance. My recollection of this one is being in the 4th row at the arena formerly known as the Cap Centre, and wondering when the boys were going to get their act together. Even when Deal showed some life, I remember it being very mediocre.
Listening to the 2nd set, it is pretty much as I recall..... good, but not great. There are fleeting moments in Eyes where Jerry seemed to be hitting his stride. But unlike Jerry circa 1990 and earlier, that was all we got rather than him taking it two or three levels higher.... Women Are Smarter had some good moments. Nothing lighting fast. A brief soaring lead utilizing the Midi. Definitely hit a level higher than during Eyes, but never went to those 80's highs...... Samba is Samba.... would have loved to hear them play that one in the 70's or 80's..... But regrettably, and for all the jamming potential, it just never got rolling..... He's gone sucked the energy out of me.... It's the one Garcia/Hunter tune that I love in theory more than in execution. Heard some good versions [Birmingham, AL 1980], but usually I sped out for a beer and bathroom break when they headed into the post-tune space..... Space and drumz were typical of the era.... some neat stuff- -with Jerry staying on to noodle with Billy and Mickey for a bit... but too long!!! China Doll was sweet.... like so many other emotional "dirges", Jerry's fragile state gave it so much more emotional necessity and depth. The Sugar Mag wasn't bad. But I'd seen better that year, including 9/29/14 in Boston. Then came the biggest cluster of the night..... Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds...... I'd seen some lyric misses over the years, but other than the chorus, this was one big miss.
While much better played than the 1st set, I still only give the 2nd set 3 stars. The first set, while not part of this rating, would barely make it to 1 star. And if it wasn't for High Time, Lazy River Road, and Deal, I'd give it zero compliments of Picasso Moon, Easy Answers, and If the Shoe Fits- -songs that would need to be played at a level unseen since the late 80's to rank higher than 3 stars....
Yet for how mediocre this show was, there were flashes.... brief and scattered.... but flashes nonetheless. And while Jerry was struggling, it was still Jerry. Pouring it all out regardless of his own health and addiction issues. For that reason alone, even with how great they Chicago shows were, I'd rather be back with the boys in '94 rooting for Jerry to find the magic one more time.......
July 7, 2008 Subject:
Not so great of the three
After having seen the first two nights - my friends and I were apprehensive about staying for the third show. I suppose the highlight for me in the final and weakest night of the run would have to be chinadoll, even though it was played at a pace that I feel is undeserving of such a wonderful, old ballad such as Chinadoll.
This tune was a staple in the 70's and while Donna may not have done a few versions much justice, this rapid, hurried sounding version just seems to be squeezed out with little enthusiasm coming out of space and follwed by only one more song to end the set. So with mixed emotions, it was great to hear, but not great to hear.
On a lighter note, I do appreciate good sounding renditions of my old favorite shows. Previous audience recordings of this particular run of shows that i have heard just simply were not of good enough quality to fully enjoy the rememberence. So thanks guys for putting up these wonderful sounding shows for us to enjoy.
Also, check out the high times on this particular night. You hear the boys talkin about a cheat sheet=)
-let the good times roll
March 11, 2008 Subject:
Last China Doll
Poor Jerry sounds tired, but still beautiful...its only fractured, and just a little nervous from the fall.
March 7, 2008 Subject:
Not SBD, Barely worth listening to
I like the show, but I hate listening to low quality recordings. I'm spoiled with all soundboard music now-a-days. I just got tired of listening to GD bootlegs! I found this recording to be very hissy and bassy.
April 11, 2007 Subject:
agreed - not a SBD recording. still take a listen, the Eyes as the second set opener is always a treat.
September 11, 2006 Subject:
This recording is most likely not a SBD. Listen to the crowd roar when Jerry starts to 1st verse of Eyes. Someone could probably make a fair argument for this being a matrix recording, but a straight SBD? No Way. In my opinion, this is the problem with this new archive/GD thing with SBD's. If a show gets uploaded wrongly as a SBD, then it can't be downloaded. The opposite issue is also true if a SBD gets uploaded as an AUD. I don't know who monitors this, but I am pretty sure that with the multitude of things being uploaded daily, that the archive folks don't have time to make these judgement calls. Oh Well.
March 19, 2006 Subject:
This is set 2 only
Not the whole show
3 out of 5
July 10, 2005 Subject:
sure this is a sbd
personaly i dont care either way still its nice anyhow words cant describe a dead show so iam not gonna try beautifuly played material this night
October 11, 2004 Subject:
Looking for a hidden gem?
This is a real nice show. I was at these USAir (forever the Cap Centre to me) shows. This is my favorite night of the three. Really well played with some good energy and a fantastic song selection.
As for the recording, top notch. I have not checked out the aud with the first set, but this board is nice.